2018 AANP Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Celebrating the Success of Outstanding NPs

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Each year, AANP is honored to provide deserving NPs and NP students with grants and scholarships that support evidence-based practice and enhance high standards of health care. Recipients are acknowledged each year at AANP’s national conference.

Through the 2018 AANP Grant & Scholarship Program, AANP awarded $60,000 in scholarships and grants to its members. Congratulations to all the recipients for your hard work and continued emphasis on promoting high-quality, comprehensive health care and research.

2018 AANP Grant Recipients ($2,500)

  • Brent J. Becnel, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, of Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
  • Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, of Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
  • Patsy Thompson Leavitt, DNP, FNP, of Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, Bar Mills, ME
  • Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP, of Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Erin M. McMenamin, MSN, CRNP, AOCN, ACHPN, of Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

2018 AANP Scholarship Recipients ($2,500)

Master’s in Nursing Scholarship

  • Christina M. Bolduc, BSN, RN, EMT, of the University of Saint Joseph, South Windsor, CT
  • Megan Davis, RN, BSN, of the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, MS
  • Robin Garrison, RN, BSN, CHPN, of Herzing University, Maui, HI
  • Nadezhda Kravchuk, RN, BSN, of Frontier Nursing University, Nampa, ID
  • Malikha Rankin, BSN, RN, of Walden University, Cleveland, OH
  • Carmen Sookhdeo, RN, BSN, OCN, NP-S, of Stony Brook University, Bronx, NY
  • Aileen Xu, RN, of University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post Master's) Scholarship

  • Shari W. Bryant, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Stephanie Dent, MSN, RN, of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
  • Rachel Powell, APRN, MSN, of Frontier Nursing University, Richmond, KY
  • Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC, of the University of Iowa, Indianola, IA
  • Sarah Thomas, FNP-BC, ARNP, of Indiana Wesleyan University, Louisville, KY
  • Isabel Cristina Zuniga, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, of The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) Scholarship

  • Zondrian Kelly-Mack, BSN, RN, of Loyola University, Bossier City, LA
  • Patricia Obeng, RN, BSN, of George Mason University, Chantilly, VA
  • Winny Omwamba, RN, BSN, CMSRN, of Winona State University, Rochester, MN
  • Rebecca L. Roche of Montana State University, Lewistown, MT
  • Crystal Ché Williams, RN, BSN, of the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Sai-Han Ackerman Yu, MSN, RN, of University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

2018 NIDA Grant Recipient

The recipient of the 2018 NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Science is Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, from Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Broglio will work with Dr. Seddon Savage to develop an interprofessional education session on screening for substance use disorder in the oncology population. Congratulations and best of luck to both Dr. Broglio and Dr. Savage.